Archives for July 2014

Heat Advsiory Issued for Snoqualmie Valley

As the temperatures inch toward 90 degrees in the Snoqualmie Valley this Friday, the National Weather Service issued an Heat Advisory for Saturday, July 12, 2014 through Monday, July 14, 2013 for King … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Crime Rate Down Seven Percent

In the newest Crime in Washington 2013 Annual Report, Snoqualmie’s total crime rate dropped 7% [per 1,000 population] to 25.4% compared to 2012. The statistics were determined by offenses compiled by the … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School Makes National ‘Best High Schools’ List

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Superintendent, Joel Aune, announced at the July 9, 2014, school board meeting that Mount Si High School had made it onto U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools in the … [Read more...]

Eastside Fire & Rescue Responds to Eight Fireworks Related Incidents

Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) said today, July 10, 2014, that it responded to eight (8) incidents related to fireworks during the week of June 29th through July 5th, with five of those incidents … [Read more...]

Hiker Transported from Rattlesnake Ledge by Helicopter

The King County Sheriff's Office said this afternoon that a search and rescue mission was conducted in the Rattlesnake Ridge area near North Bend for a hiker with a medical condition. Sergeant DB Gates said … [Read more...]

Community Invited to Relay for Life Activities This Weekend, Fun-filled Event to ‘Finish the Fight’ Against Cancer

The annual Relay for Life cancer fundraiser event happens this weekend, July 12 and 13 at Torguson Park in North Bend, 750 E. North Bend Way.  Organizers and teams have been fundraising for over 6 months in … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Some Crowds in Snoqualmie, Thomas the Train Arrived for Back-to-Back Weekends

It seems summertime traffic has set in on the Snoqualmie Valley.  From freeway concrete repairs to downtown revitalization construction, traffic slowdowns seem to be abundant - and the next two weekends will … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners: Create Drama with Grasses; Local U-Pick Berry Farms

When I first saw the yard of the house we were lucky enough to buy nearly five years ago, I was aghast at not only the neglect, but also the choice of plants. Oh sure, the lion’s head maple (Acer palmatum … [Read more...]

DNA Profiles Developed from Unidentified Baby Found Near North Bend in February

According to the King County Sheriff's Office, a scientist with the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab was able to develop DNA profiles from evidence (towel, burp cloth) left at the scene where a deceased … [Read more...]

I-90 Traffic Alert: Delays Expected Between Issaquah and North Bend for Concrete Replacement

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is advising drivers who use I-90 between Issaquah and North Bend (i.e. Snoqualmie Valley commuters) to plan extra time for their trips the week of July … [Read more...]

New Snoqualmie Valley Hospital May Open as Overlake Medical Center; Hospital Construction

There is a lot happening with the Snoqualmie Valley's new hospital. Construction continues on the new facility near Snoqualmie Ridge, but there is now a chance it will open as Overlake Medical … [Read more...]

Some Snoqualmie Residents Say Time to Change Fireworks Law as Fire Engulfs Roof, Destroys Ridge Home

It was an eerie scene Saturday morning in the 6600 block of Fairway Ave in Snoqualmie. Sunny blue skies set the backdrop for a destroyed home in a quiet neighborhood of expansive homes lining the front 9 of the … [Read more...]

Fire Engulfs Roof of Golf Course Area Home on Snoqualmie Ridge

UPDATE | July 5th, 2014, 5PM The King County Fire Investigator officially ruled the Fairway Ave house fire was accidental and caused by fireworks. __________________________________ The Snoqualmie Fire … [Read more...]

Hiker Stuck at 5,000 feet: Snoqualmie Pass Cliffside Helicopter Rescue gets National Attention

The Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team's (HRT) video of their dramatic extraction of a stranded hiker clinging to the steep side of Chair Peak at Snoqualmie Pass is making national news, being featured on … [Read more...]

Annual Snoqualmie Ridge 4th of July Celebration Returns for a 15th Year

For almost as long as the Snoqualmie Ridge has existed, the Homeowner's Association has put on a 4th of July celebration for the community to enjoy.  This year, once again, they will be putting on this annual … [Read more...]

Twin Falls Middle School Principal Resigns

The Snoqualmie Valley School District got some unexpected news this week when Marty Barber resigned as principal of Twin Falls Middle School where he had worked for six years. The school was already without an … [Read more...]

Downtown Snoqualmie Construcitons Closes King Street Bus Stop, Temporary Closure of River Street

Construction in downtown Snoqualmie that is part of the  Downtown Center Infrastructure Improvement Project  is forcing a couple of changes for drivers and bus riders the week of July 7, 2014. Bus Stop … [Read more...]

Hot Weather Caution: Snoqualmie River Still Very Cold, Popular Floating Spot Closed

The Snoqualmie Valley is expected to reach the low 90's Tuesday, July 1, 2014. But the local bodies of water often used to cool many residents down are still cold, some REALLY cold.   So local … [Read more...]